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Computers: Processing the Data
Gina De Angelis and David J. Bianco ©2005

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  • 144 pages
  • 60 or more color and black-and-white photos, drawings, and maps
  • Reinforced library binding
  • 7" x 9"
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Glossary
  • Timeline or other reference aids
  • Grades 5 and up
  • ISBN: 978-1-881508-87-8
  • $24.95







“After a historical overview of early calculating machines designed by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci and Blaise Pascal, this entry in the Innovators series traces the development of the computer chiefly though biographical accounts of later inventors and engineers. Seven chapters look at pivotal figures, all men––among them, Charles Babbage (the analytical engine), Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce (the integrated circuit), Steve Wozniak (the personal computer), and Tim Berners-Lee (the World Wide Web). The authors write clearly, explaining the technical aspects of each development and usually giving a sense of the subject as an individual. The book ends with an informative glossary and a bibliography. Illustrated mainly with photos, including many in color, this collective biography offers a good introduction to the men behind the machines and the history of computer technology”

Also profiles Alan Turing (conceived the idea of artificial intelligence); John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert (ENIAC, the first fully electronic digital computer); Ted Hoff (the microprocessor)